“DrawRace 2: Racing Evolved, the groundbreaking sequel to the critically acclaimed DrawRace improves on its predecessor in every way. Use the unique, touch-based racing system to blaze through all-new, highly detailed 3D tracks. ”
The game has a fine line between cartoon-ish graphics and realistic graphics, which although a bit different from the original, is pretty much welcome, since the game looks great. The camera angle will shift from the top-down view you start at while drawing your line, to a more zoomed in angle that pans while you race, making the race feel more intense.
Visual and audio cues help you out a lot in the game too. For example, thick lines represent slower speeds. Same goes for audio, while your cars are racing you’ll hear different engine sounds, screeching tires, etc. to give the sense of speed.
As the title would suggest, you draw your track. When you’re drawing, you can either draw fast or slow, depending on how fast you want your vehicle to go at that point in the track.
Remember, you can change that once it’s done, so make sure of what you do. What you CAN do, once you finish drawing your race, is use the turbo button wisely to help if you need it.
The idea of the game is pretty much already summarized in the name: DrawRace. It’s an interesting take on racing, and since we’ve already gone into that aspect of it in presentation and controls, I’ll focus in on the content.
And there’s a lot of it, the campaign mode alone has over 180 challenges. Races will vary depending on the car you’re driving, as some will behave differently on different terrains. As you progress through the campaign you’ll unlock more cars, tracks, etc.
The world league let’s you compete your best times with other people around the world, and the multiplayer mode is a great pass-and-play game when you’re in a group of people.
I’m not going to lie, the concept still seems a bit weird to me, even after having played the original and the sequel. That being said, it’s still surprisingly fun to play, and it’s pretty intense when you get into it, not just a simple line drawing game. You can either pick up the iPhone / iPod Touch version or the iPad version, you’ll have a blast with either of. I highly recommend DrawRace 2 to everyone.